KMA DEBUNK ALLEGATIONS OF USING FAKE RECEIPTS FOR PROPERTY RATE REVENUE COLLECTION

Source: Unknown  |  Date Published: 16 Aug, 2016 10:29:42

    The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has debunked allegations circulating in the media and among a section of the public that a KMA staff has been arrested for using fake receipts for property rate revenue collection.

    The KMA explained that the revenue collector who was arrested by the Sofoline Police Command was an official of Revnet, one of the companies contracted by the Assembly to collect Property Rate on its behalf but was said to have been arrested for crossing boundary from his company's area of operation to another revenue collection firm's assigned territory.

    The assembly indicated that the revenue collector was not using fake receipts as was circulated in the media and added that the receipts were genuine General Counterfoil Receipts (GCRs) from the Controller and Accountants-General's Department.

    This was contained in apress release issued by the Assembly and signed by the Public Relations Officer,Godwin Okumah Nyame on August 5th, 2016.

    "it is worth commenting that it is unfortunate and sad that rather than naming and shaming individuals who misconduct themselves as individuals for KMA stakeholders to punish them for wrong doing, people are quick to conclude that any wrong doing by any KMA staff has the official backing of KMA as an institution", the statement added.

    The release said the Police were still investigating the matter concerning the arrest of the Revnet revenue collector who allegedly crossed the boundary to collect the revenue.


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